Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stir-fried Snails with Lemongrass and Chili Recipe (Ốc Xào Sả Ớt)

Seafood is always mentioned when Vietnamese choosing noshes, especially snails. Snails can be cooked with chili and lemongrass. The combination between snails and lemongrass will create an amazing flavor when chewing. Besides, it can also be enjoyed with Tamarind Sauce.

Remember, use when it is hot is better. Eating with Vietnamese Mint Leaves will bring to you a unique flavor. It is lucky that snails are considered to be amongst the top invasive species due to their rapid reproduction rate and the sheer number of offspring they produce so that fresh snails are always available for serving our beloved customers from all over the world and for those who join the hanoi food tour, you can also enjoy this dish at the most famous place in Hanoi

- Snails
- lemongrass and chili
- Dipping sauce: garlic, vinegar, sugar. salt, lime


Step 1: Clean well snails in cold water. Next, soak it into water and add a little vinegar and chili about 2 hours to get rid of soil. Then, clean again, wait to dry and mix with a little salt + chili powder, pour into basket.

Step 2: Peel off the hard parts of lemongrass, chop into short pieces, use the knife handle to smash it. Slice small chili.

Step 3: Heat the oil (2 – 3 teaspoons), add minced garlic and fry until it is fragrant. Next, add more lemongrass and chili into pan and fry well. Here is the first step to create the fragrant flavor. You should not neglect when cooking.

Step 4: Next, pour snails into pan and fry with a little salt + sugar. Cover the pan in 5 – 10 minutes. Sometime shake well to make sure snails can absorb all spices. Turn off the heat.

Finally, Savour this street food as soon as they are taken out from a pot. Eating when they are hot is the greatest way to enjoy their smell, their flavor. Especially, you can make yourself this dish at home when you want to have a funny meeting with friends. Remember, dipping sauce is one of the most elements to decide if it is delicious or not.

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